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Arizona state Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, speaks on the House floor at the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Phoenix. Thorpe proposed House Bill 2119, which will not get a committee hearing, as the bill was set to penalize colleges and universities that teach "ethnic studies" classes, and targets these Arizona schools from granting in-state tuition to immigrants granted deferred deportation under an Obama Administration policy. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills billsA Republican lawmaker's plan to penalize Arizona colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies has died even before a committee hearing
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
The Latest: Florida Rep. Rutherford still in hospitalA congressman from Florida remains hospitalized one week after being wheeled from the Capitol in a stretcher
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with reporters after their NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face the New England Patriots in the AFC conference championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Steelers WR Antonio Brown apologizes for livestreaming videoPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for livestreaming video from the team's locker room following its win over Kansas City
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President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the white House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at TrumpBarack Obama's final TV news conference addressed the usual wide variety of questions called out by a crush of reporters crammed in for the occasion. But at times he seemed to be talking to an audience of one: Donald Trump.
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoaxDonald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements
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Inside view at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
The Latest: London mayor wants softer Brexit, market accessThe Latest: London Mayor Sadiq Khan is arguing vigorously for keeping Britain's access to Europe's single market and urging European business leaders to help
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE- In this March 20, 2012, file photo, a customer takes a jar of Vegemite from next to an empty shelve in a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand. Vegemite and other grocery products are being sold by Oreo-maker Mondelez to Australian dairy company Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million (460 Australian dollars), Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Sarah Ivey/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)
Vegemite being bought by Australian dairy companyVegemite is being sold by Oreo-maker Mondelez to an Australian cheese company
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo is displayed at their headquarters in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, it was announced that JPMorgan Chase settled charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against black and Hispanics customers seeking home mortgages. While the $55 million settlement is not a big financial dent to the giant bank, the cases emerged from the housing crisis, illustrating the depth of the quagmire that has trailed banks for a decade. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuitJPMorgan Chase settled charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against black and Hispanics customers seeking home mortgages
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo, shows Netflix on a tablet, in North Andover, Mass. Netflix reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain futureOriginally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player _ one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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